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Destination | Iceland

Posted on Saturday, 27 February 2021

By Matthew Beauchamp 

For such a tiny country, Iceland truly packs a punch when it comes to jaw-dropping scenery. Whether it's towering waterfalls, ice blue lagoons, the stunning coastline or epic glaciers, Iceland is home to many natural wonders. Easily accessible roads make trips around the island a breeze and link you with outdoor adventures like golf, glacier hiking, whale watching and even - if you're brave - scuba diving.

If you were flying commercial, a trip to Iceland would be an all-day affair, complete with long airport lines and cramped seating. As an AirSprint Fractional Owner, flight times out of Toronto are as little as 4 hours and 45 minutes, giving you the gift of more time to explore Iceland.

Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland above view from Perlan

View of the majestic Icelandic capital of Reykjavík, from Perlan, a prominent landmark perched on top of Öskjuhlíð hill.

Iceland is the island where adventure is calling; here are some highlights of the vibrant cities, towns and outdoor experiences that await you.

Iceland's Famous Lagoons

Geothermal lagoons dot the entire island and can often be found just off the highway. The Blue Lagoon is the most famous and is one of Iceland's top attractions. Located about 45 minutes outside of Iceland's capital city Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon can make for an easy day trip.

Recently, it was announced that a competitor to the Blue Lagoon is being built: the new Sky Lagoon, is set to open in the Spring of 2021. It will be located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, minutes from Reykjavik city centre. Its ideal location will make it perfect for watching sunsets, dark sky viewing and catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Iceland Adventure

If you're looking for adventure and don't mind the cold, exploring Silfra Fissure is the experience for you. Located in Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park, Silfra Fissure is a rift formation between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Here you can strap on a drysuit and snorkel or scuba dive this geological wonder.

If swimming in frigid waters isn't your thing but you're still looking for adventure, then the Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel might be just for you. Here you can explore the underground lava tube created by a volcanic eruption more than 5,000 years ago. This lava tube is easily accessed all-year round and is one of the longest lava tubes in Iceland.

Explore Reykjavik

The capital of Iceland is a young, vibrant city full of culture and music and is a jumping-off point for many of the country's outdoor pursuits.

While in Reykjavik, check out Hallgrimskirkja (Iceland's largest church and ever-present feature on the city skyline), the National Museum of Iceland, the geothermal beach or any of the world-class restaurants and bars that line the 101 area in the city centre.

Hallgrimskirkja church and Reykjavik cityscape in Iceland aerial view

Hallgrimskirkja Church is a prominent structure in the Reykjavik cityscape - travel to Iceland seamlessly with AirSprint.

Finally, no trip to Reykjavik is complete without a stop at the corner of Aðalstræti and Suðurgata. There you will find the oldest relics of human habitation in the city at The Settlement Exhibition. Be ready to step into the Viking Age!

Húsavík

Located six hours from Reykjavik along the northern coast of Iceland, sits the small town of Húsavík. Known as the whale town of Iceland, Húsavík is a scenic spot and perfect for whale watching.  Whales have been spotted in 98 percent of all whale watching trips.

Húsavík is conveniently located as a day trip to many of Iceland's major attractions. It is part of the Arctic Coast Way and the start of the Diamond Circle. It is also home to the first house built in Iceland, dating back to the year 860 CE.

With so much to explore, you could spend an endless amount of time in Iceland, and as an AirSprint Fractional Owner, this is what you have more of. More time with family, less time in transit while travelling (or “getting there”), more time doing what you want and less time waiting.

Events Calendar

January | Dark Music Days Festival

February | Winter Lights Festival,

March | Annual Icelandic Beer Festival

April | Reykjavik Blues Festival

May| Festival of Electronic Arts

June | National Day of Iceland

July | Reykjavik Fringe Festival

August | Reykjavik Pride

September | Reykjavik Jazz Festival

October | Reykjavik International Film Festival

November | Iceland Airwaves

December | Hafnarfjörðu Christmas Market

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Did you know…. Over 1,100 years ago, Vikings from Norway discovered Iceland – known as one of the youngest landmasses on the plant and was one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans. Today, it is one of the eco-friendliest countries globally, as almost all of the electricity produced in Iceland uses renewable energy sources.

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